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The Little Red Hen and Social Security

January 9, 2017
I value self-reliance. In fact, my favorite book as a young child was “The Little Red Hen,” with the chorus, “I’ll do it myself,” said the Little Red Hen. “And so she did”. In the story, the Little Red Hen asks for help from the other barnyard animals each step of the way in harvesting ingredients...

The High Cost of Being Poor in Your State

October 18, 2016
Partners in 13 states have been working with the Coalition on Human Needs to release reports on high cost of being poor and policies to reduce poverty. See what's happening in your state.
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#MilitaryMonday: Why Military Spouses Can't Have it All

September 26, 2016
In mid-July, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) published the first in a three-part series regarding military spouse employment, titled The Force Behind the Force: A Business Case for Leveraging Military Spouse Talent. The purpose of the study was: “to outline some of the...
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Important gains in household income, poverty rate, and health care coverage. Yet there is more to be done.

September 16, 2016
On Sept. 13, the U.S. Census Bureau released important new data on poverty, median household income, and the number of Americans covered by health insurance. Below is a statement by Deborah Weinstein , executive director of the Coalition on Human Needs , responding to the new data. The official...
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Paid Family Leave and Pay Equity in This Year's Election

September 2, 2016
Campaigns typically kick into high gear after Labor Day weekend. However, this election season appears to be well under way. Consistent themes running throughout the campaigns are issues affecting moms and families across the country; paid family leave and paycheck fairness. With nearly two-thirds...
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I’m an early childhood educator and a mom – and here’s what I wish all parents knew

July 11, 2016
** Para leer este blog en español en MamásConPoder.org , haga clic aquí : Soy una educadora de temprana edad y madre – y quiero que todo padre sepa esto As a mother of three and an early childhood educator, I’ve seen the power of high-quality early learning from both perspectives. I’ve become an...
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Soy una educadora de temprana edad y madre – y quiero que todo padre sepa esto

July 11, 2016
Como una madre de tres y una educadora de temprana edad, he visto el poder del aprendizaje temprana de alta calidad de ambos perspectivas. Me he convertido a una defensora, creyente, y activista de la educación de temprana edad no solo por lo que veo en mi clase, pero también de lo que veo en casa...
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#MilitaryMonday: It's time to raise up Washington

July 4, 2016
Grilling burgers. Family and friends. Watching fireworks. That’s what usually comes to mind when people think about the Fourth of July, when we come together regardless of background or politics and celebrate our nation’s independence. Many of us also think about our brave men and women in uniform...
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Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan: 'Better Lipstick. Same Pig.'

June 28, 2016
Author's note: Earlier this month,, we discussed the June 16 event hosted by the Coalition on Human Needs, What Works – And What Doesn’t – To Reduce Poverty and Expand Opportunity . As part of that event, Melissa Boteach, vice president of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for...
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Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan: 'Better Lipstick. Same Pig.'

June 28, 2016
Author's note: Earlier this month,, we discussed the June 16 event hosted by the Coalition on Human Needs, What Works – And What Doesn’t – To Reduce Poverty and Expand Opportunity . As part of that event, Melissa Boteach, vice president of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for...
David Elliot's picture

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